Industrial Cost Indicator

The Industrial Cost Indicator (ICI) was developed by CNI to capture the evolution of costs and their impact on the competitiveness of Brazilian industry. It is calculated quarterly and makes it possible to keep track of the short term evolution of costs, which is key for building and evaluating policies and actions in favor of competitiveness. The indicator began to be published in January 2013, but its historical series goes back to 2006.


Industrial costs rise by 1.1% in the second quarter of 2019

The industrial cost indicator grew by 1.1% in the second quarter of 2019 on a seasonally adjusted series. This increase in the indicator was driven by an increase in costs of intermediate goods, in energy costs and in personnel costs, and was mitigated by the decline in working capital costs and tax costs.


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